Johnnie Walker Red Label

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Red Label
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Johnnie Walker Red Label was launched in its current form by brothers George and Alexander Walker in 1909, though it had existed as Walker's Special Old Highland Red Label for some years previously. Alexander blended a type of whisky which is more suited to mixing with soda than the heavier, more old-fashioned whiskies, and named it after his grandfather, who had started the family business in 1820. Today it is the world's most popular whisky and is sold in more than 200 markets world-wide.


Johnnie Walker Red Label Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Sour apple, toffee and light spice. Hints of vanilla sponge and caraway.

    Palate: Soft and gentle, with sweet grain, sour apple, vanilla cream and white pepper. Caramel and toffee sweetness develops.

    Finish: Short and sweet, with growing apple skin tannin and a touch of fruit.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Hints of fresh apple, pear and the spark of zest from the elegant Speyside malts. 

    Palate: Fruity sweetness, cinnamon and pepper crackling on the centre of your tongue.

    Finish: A sophisticated, smoky finish - the signature of all Johnnie Walker blends.

110 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    1 August

    This whisky is definitely criticized more than it deserves.

  • 5
    23 May

    A very fine Scotch for the price. The smoky hint of vanilla and caramel are just right.

  • 5
    12 April

    Good whisky – smoky and a little peaty. Good for everyday drinks

  • 2
    11 February

    Harsh and unpleasant. For the money, the Famous Grouse is far superior. So is Dewars. Probably okay for mixed drinks, but who wants a mixed drink with Scotch?

  • 3
    22 January

    This is a bit too smoky for my taste, but if that’s your thing you’ll probably like this.

  • 4
    8 January

    This is a good blended Scotch. Only malt snobs hate it.

  • 5
    30 December 2018

    Sweeter than I expected. Smokey and a little peaty. I like it.

  • 5
    20 December 2018

    I tried it in Bulgaria Golden Sands last year. It's taste was great and I will never forget it!

  • 1
    17 December 2018

    This stuff is horrible. It tastes so bad, like smoked, burnt grass. I would not recommend it.

  • 5
    9 December 2018

    JW red label is one of my favourites. As I said in other reviews, I tasted a few entry level blended scoth whisky's side by side, older and new one's, and for me, generally, they are fall down in quality. My style of scotch is that smokey like this one or Passport Scotch, Black&white, Black Bottle or William lawson's. No doubt that JW Black label is a good scotch, once it's my reference when I think in scotch, but it's only a bit deep than red. JW red label is very similar and not so smooth. The smoothness sometimes can be bored, and JW Red Label is bit more explosive with well integrated smoky and malt. I like very much the smell of this whisky.

  • 5
    22 November 2018

    it's the best whisky

  • 4
    8 October 2018

    I used to think this was not good. I came back to it and really like it. Neat. Really like it.

  • 1
    8 September 2018

    I bought a bottle of this. This was horrible. It tasted like something foreign was added. I tried to complain about this on their web site in the "contact" page, but the form is buggy and would not let me submit the form with the complaint. I wouldn't recommend this stuff to anyone

  • 2
    14 August 2018

    Red label: you can't compare this with the others in the JW stable, would be unfair. Would be a good introduction for anyone not too sure about smoke as it come through faintly. That said, for the price it's a fantastic daily driver, which is what I use it for.

  • 4
    12 August 2018

    For the price, this is an excellent Scotch. My go-to JW is Green Label, but I like this now and then. It also mixes well and makes a nice Rob Roy, if you are into cocktails. I also keep three or four single malts in my bar. As for some of the comments about American whiskey, I can't figure it out. We have some nice whiskeys and bourbons here that stand up well to various whiskeys made around the world. Jim Beam Black, Maker's 46, Knob Creek, Weller's and Buffalo Trace, among others, make some excellent whiskeys and bourbons, as do the Canadians. I prefer Scotch, but I keep plenty of the other whiskeys around for my guests who have a different preference. I give Red a four star rating because we are comparing it to others in its price range, like Dewar's White Label, which is OK, also. If you compare it to the higher end JW's and single malts, you are doing it a disservice.

  • 3
    10 August 2018

    Not a bad scotch but J&B and Famous Grouse is much, much better as far as your basic scotch goes.

  • 5
    17 July 2018

    Seriously do not understand how some people say this is trash.. this is a damn good dram! Wow man.. I have to say this is the best cheap whisky I've ever had! Personally I wouldn't mix it with anything. It's good the way it is but to each their own make it the way you like. Completely love that signature Johnnie taste. My mind is blown I was expecting this to be bad because of what other people were saying... IT'S NOT. It's a good, solid bargain whisky to have on your bar. Period.

  • 5
    30 June 2018

    It's strong

  • 1
    22 June 2018

    It tastes like the put gasoline in a bottle of whiskey and sold it. Very disappointed as I am a fan of Walker's drinks

  • 5
    9 June 2018

    Enjoying now, perhaps better than black label imo, as someone else below said soft...but with a smoky palate with toffee/buttery and citrus. Lovely

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